Power Cut – how we rely on all the mod cons! St Kilda – Celtman the dream continues!

I had a power cut this morning so the world stopped how much do we take modern living for granted?  The basics like electricity and water used every day simple but effective, I am lucky with lots of back -up  and it is good to get the camping stoves out and check them out. Out comes the bothy kit stove and stuff, is it handy and ready? All good stuff.  In the winter it is much worse with no light and heating. So the “bothy” becomes a bothy for a wee while.  I have not been bothying for a while and will now wait till the midgy season is over. I prefer early winter when the bothies are quite and the midges are gone.


I have a busy period coming up – Off to St Kilda – yes my birthday present. St Kilda is the remotest part of the British Isles, west of Benbecula in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.  Now that may make a good Blog if we manage to land going by boat over 5 days more on this later. After this then straight back to help Torridon MRT with the Celtman, it is all go.


The second edition of the CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon will take place on July 6th 2013 in Wester Ross, Scotland. Centred around the stunning Torridon mountains we will take you on an adventure unlike any other.

Celtman heading

The weather looks a lot more settled now and the rain much-needed has stopped.  I played golf yesterday against Elgin,  the weather held and we had a great day, the rain making everything looking green and fresh. I must get out – so much to do so little time.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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